I’ve had this interesting question on an email. It’s several questions, actually, and it raises points that I’ve seen many writers struggle with. To sum up, it’s this:
I’m hoping you can help me understand what it takes to make a career out of writing and whether it suits me.
Okay! Buckle in, chaps. Here’s the full version.
I recently began wondering if I’m more of a hobbyist as a writer. I’m a short story/novella writer, wrote a lot of stories when I was young, and over the last several years began to think about writing to publish. I’ve had a lot of trouble with that— I’ve always suspected my stories are too old-fashioned or unusual for traditional publishing. I like the freedom in self-publishing, but I hate the idea of marketing.
This may seem like putting the cart before the horse, but if you don’t market…
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